How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 6

How to Draw a Gerbil

Children will enjoy learning how to draw a gerbil in 6 easy steps.

Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a gerbil. This easy gerbil instruction guide is perfect for young students looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take longer if a background is included in addition to the subject matter.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Enjoy!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Gerbil Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Gerbil: All Steps

This step by step lesson will teach you how to draw a gerbil. We will pay attention to the shapes of each section and types of outlines drawn so that the drawing looks great.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Create The Face

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 1

    Draw two shaded ovals for the gerbil’s eyes. Next, form a small triangular shape for the nose. Add two curved lines attached to the bottom of the nose to form the mouth.

  2. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 2

    Outline the furry shape of the gerbil’s body.

  3. Add The Ears

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 3

    Form the curved shape of the gerbil’s ears attached on top of its head.

  4. Form The Limbs And Tail

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 4

    First, draw two long bumpy shapes to form the gerbil’s limbs. Next, create a curving bumpy shape to draw the gerbil’s tail.

  5. Add The Paws

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 5

    Draw the oval shape of the gerbil’s paws connected at the end of its limbs and at the bottom of its body.

  6. Complete The Gerbil Drawing

    How To Draw A Gerbil: Step 6

    Let’s complete the gerbil drawing by first shading the outer ears, nose and paws with dark brown crayon. Next, color the inner ears with a light brown crayon. Now, fill in the shimmer in the gerbil’s eyes with a white crayon. Then, color the gerbil’s tail mainly with a brown crayon. Shade the tip of its tail with a dark brown crayon. Finally, color the gerbil’s head and body using brown and cream colored crayons.

How to Draw a Gerbil PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Gerbil. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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